|Birth: ||May 1, 1838|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 7, 1905|
South Dakota, USA
Death of an Old Soldier
The citizens of Dell Rapids and vicinity were shocked Tuesday morning to learn that A. L. Bishop had passed away. He had been in poor health for a week or so, but it was not thought that his condision was at all alarming. He was able to be up and about the house, and on the morning of his death was around as usual. He had been down in the basement to fix the furnace and did some other light chores about the house. Shortly after he had sat down, he complained of not feeling well and within a few moments time he had answered the last roll call.
Mr. Bishop was one of the pioneer residents of the city and was highly respected by all who knew him. For many years he worked at his trade as a carpenter in company with his brother, James, and the two were much attached to each other. They had been together practically all the time since 1854 and to him as well as to the immediate members of the family, the sudden death of Mr. Bishop came as a severe blow.
The deceased was a member of the Grand Army and enjoyed participating in the doings of the veterans. He was also a member of the Odd Fellows lodge and every Saturday evening when he was able he would always attend the meetings of the order he loved so well. The lodge will miss him as he was as you might term it almost a father to the younger members of the order.
The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon and was in charge of the Odd Fellows. A short service was conducted at the residence by Rev. Sparling, the Episcopal minister, after whish the remains were taken to the city cemetery for interrment. The deceased leaves a wife, two step-sons, a step-daughter and a brother to mourn his death.
A. L. Bishop enlisted August 6th, 1862, in the DeWitt Guard. He was mustered into the United States servoce Aigist 16th, 1862, in Captain J. H. Terry's company, 137th New York Volunteers. Before leaving binghamton, the first place of rendezvous of the regiment, Mr. Bishop was elected and appointed 1st duty sergeant of the regiment. He left Binghamton with his regiment for the seat of war September 27th, 1862. His first camp of any note was Pleasant Valley. On December 10th, 1862, he was elected and appointed orderly sergeant, filling the vacancy occasioned by the death of Orderly Sergeant M. L. Bees. The company went into camp at Agonia, January 27th, 1863. They remained here until April 27th when the Rappahannock was crossed at Kelly's Ford, moving on to Chancellorsville, where the company were engaged on the 1st (missing words...)which Sergeant Bishop took an active part. On the 8th of June he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant of Company D and was engaged the 2nd and 3rd days of July in battle of Gettysburg. Was in command at Wauhatchie guarding a wagon train where they were attacked at night, the regiment losing 90 men. He was also engaged at Lookout Mountain and Ringold, Georgia. Was with General Sherman in his great Georgia campaign and was engaged in battles of Resaea, Dallas Wood, Pine Knob and Peach Tree Creek. October 24 he was commissioned 1st Lieutenant of Company D. May 23rd, 1864, he was honorably discharged by reason of physical disability.
Card of Thanks
We desire to express our heartfelt thanks to the friends, and especially the I.O.O.F. and Camp, for their many kindnesses in our late bereavement.
Mrs. A. L. Bishop and family
J. H. Bishop
Henry Chaning Bishop (____ - 1882)
Caroline Coburn Bishop (1841 - 1929)*
James H. Bishop (1830 - 1916)*
John Douglas Bishop (1831 - 1908)*
Alpheus H. Bishop (1833 - 1858)*
Alonzo Lewis Bishop (1838 - 1905)
Dell Rapids Cemetery
South Dakota, USA
Created by: dells
Record added: Oct 01, 2008
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